Is it a time-consuming process?
That depends on what you are tagging and the tags being used. Some label applicators can print and apply a tag or two per second. If you are tagging books in a library and place each tag on the inside cover of a book, it would obviously take time to open each book, peel off an RFID label and apply it. Applying an on-metal tag to the back of a server in a rack will also take time, due to the wires that you'd need to move.
—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal